“Sorry for being naughty in your lessons”: Tear-jerking tributes to teacher stabbed to death | #teacher | #children | #kids

Pupils of a teacher stabbed to death in a suspected terror attack have left beautiful tributes outside the Liverpool school he taught in.

Flowers and handwritten cards were left outside of King David High School, in Childwall, where James Furlong taught.

Tributes have flooded in for the 36-year-old history and politics teacher after his tragic death on Saturday.

Mr Furlong was one of three people killed in a suspected terror attack in Reading.

Suspect Khairi Saadallah continues to be questioned by police after they arrested him under the Terrorism Act.

King David High School said Mr Furlong, who grew up in Liverpool, was a popular, dedicated and kind member of staff in a statement released earlier.

A Floral tribute at the King David Campus,in memory of former Teacher James Furlong

Touching tributes from pupils were left outside of the school on Wednesday, as one person wrote: “Dear Mr Furlong,

“Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher. You’ll always be in my thoughts.”

Another said: “Mr Furlong, you were honestly such a wonderful teacher, mentor and person.

“Sorry for being naughty in your lessons.”

And another message read: “Dear Mr Furlong,

“You were a fantastic teacher and man. We were lucky to have been taught by you and to have known you.

Tributes left for James Furlong at the King David Campus

“Your memory will live on in our hearts forever.

“May you rest in peace and know how well liked and respected you were.”

Mr Furlong was head of history, government and politics at The Holt School in Wokingham at the time of his death but had previously taught at Wavertree’s King David High School.

James Furlong is believed to be one of the victims of a suspected terror attack in Reading on June 20

In a statement shared with the ECHO on Monday, headteacher Michael Sutton said Mr Furlong was a popular and kind member of staff who pupils remembered as being dedicated to their well-being both inside and outside the classroom.

Mr Sutton said: “The King David High School Community was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of former teacher James Furlong over the weekend. He worked at the school over a period of 4 years before leaving, for a post in Reading, in 2012.

Tributes left for James Furlong at the King David Campus

“James is well remembered by many staff as lovely, gentle man who cared for his pupils and colleagues. They all appreciated his dedication and commitment to their wellbeing, which extended beyond the classroom, as he took an active part in school trips and events.

“He was deeply respected and liked by teachers and pupils. Our thoughts are very much with his family at this terrible time. We will remember him and his family in our prayers.”

On Sunday, Mr Furlong’s parents said he was ” the best son you could wish for ” and many others across Liverpool have also been paying tribute to him.

Former classmates at St Francis Xavier School in Woolton said they remember him as a kind and funny man and were devastated by his death.

Staff and pupils at the Holt School also said Mr Furlong was a “wonderful” teacher who was deeply supportive of pupils and passionate about the subjects he taught them.


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